Posey donates 1,000 gloves to Junior Giants

Posey donates 1,000 gloves to Junior Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- Buster Posey's first glove was a hand-me-down his mother had previously used.

He used it for a couple years. He slept with it. He still has it.

Prior to Wednesday night's game at AT&T Park, Posey made sure roughly 1,000 kids from the Giants Community Fund's Junior Giants baseball program had a glove to call their own.

Posey joined Giants broadcaster Duane Kuiper on top of the visitor's dugout for a 15-minute Q&A session with the kids, participants in the Concord, Daly City, Hayward, Hunter's Point, Milpitas, San Bruno, San Francisco Mission YMCA and San Mateo leagues.

Posey -- serving as the Junior Giants commissioner -- also bought tickets to Wednesday night's game for each of the kids.

Junior Giants is a free, non-competitive co-ed program in more than 90 underserved communities across California, Nevada and Oregon. Of the 21,000 players, more than 10,000 do not have a glove of their own. Eighty percent of participants come from low- to moderate-income households.

Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Haft-Baked Ideas, and follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat. Ryan Hood is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @ryanhood19. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.